Jaundice is symptom of liver, bile duct and red blood cell disease. This manifests in abnormal Liver Function Test (LFT), yellow eyes, yellow skin and dark yellow colored urine. Many people go for country remedies for jaundice and later land up in difficult problem.
Causes of Jaundice-
Viral hepatitis A, B, C and E will resolve in majority patients with conservative treatment.
Jaundice because of stones, tumours , narrowing and compression from outside needs evaluation and surgery or endoscopy.
This jaundice will not resolve with medicines and cause can not be ascertained unless specialist evaluates. Delay in treatment will lead to detrimental effects on the health.
Liver cirrhosis, alcoholic hepatitis and autoimmune disease can cause jaundice. Red cell disorders like sickle cell anaemia, thalassemia, hereditary spherocytosis or any red blood cell breakdown disorder leads to Jaundice.
Liver tumours are uncommon and need experienced expert Liver Surgeon-HPB Surgeon.
Types of Liver Tumours-
Haemangioma (non cancer tumour of blood vessels ) very common liver tumour
Simple cyst (Collection of fluid in the balloon like sac)
Hydatid cyst - parasitic infection and collection of fluid
Cancerous Tumours -
Pain in abdomen, Lump in abdomen, Loss of weight, Anorexia Jaundice Weakness
Diagnosis is done by CT scan MRI Scan and Tumour Markers AFP and rarely biopsy.
First thing is to establish the diagnosis of tumour. Most of the benign tumours do not require surgery. But symptomatic and cancer need surgery.
Consult HPB Surgeon - Dr Nitin Jain
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